So if you've followed my yellow coat indecision over the past few months, you'll know I've had a coloured coat in my sights for ages but I've not been 'feeling' it whenever I've tried them on. I adore yellow but it felt too OTT for my school run. It's also not a great colour for my skin tone - Donna is always telling me that I'm better going for a more orange/coral number.
Then a few months ago, Almost Famous contacted me and asked me if I'd like to try anything from their AW14 stock...and I spotted this coral wool boyfriend style coat and decided to give the coloured coat one last chance. I've never bought from Almost Famous before so I wasn't sure what to expect but I was not disappointed when the parcel arrived. Not only was the coat beautifully packaged, it was the most amazing quality wool fabric with a stunning lining. Love at first sight!
I had to hang it up for a couple of weeks as the weather was too warm but thanks to a cooling down in the temperature, it had the honour of being my '1st day back to school' coat - one of the few days I actually take photos at the school gate....and of course, my mum friends had to all gather round to make me super self conscious...though they loved the coat!
Oversized Boyfriend Coat - Almost Famous (I sized down to an 8 and it fits perfectly)
Jeans - New Look SS14
Patent Pointed Flats - Boden SS14
Breton Top - Boden
Cross Body - Boden (SS13)
Heart Pendant & Crystal Pendant (layered) - SGS Shop
I'm so pleased with this coat and it's going to be worn lots over the winter. Mainly because it's wool and therefore genuinely warm but also because it's an amazing colour. Not too OTT for the school run but it ticks the coloured coat trend this season without being a one season wonder. The fact that it's the perfect colour for my skin tone means I'll be wearing it for years to come.
Here's to week 2 of back to school - and I've a few great posts coming next week, including the annual waterproof, bum-covering coat post!